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Fender Pawn Shop Super-Sonic Electric Guitar  

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With a few modern touches, the Pawn Shop Super-Sonic model resurrects an unusual, short-lived and increasingly collectible ancestor of the late 1990s...Read More

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A distinctive body shape with dual humbuckers and tremolo bridge.

With a few modern touches, the Pawn Shop Super-Sonic model resurrects an unusual, short-lived and increasingly collectible ancestor of the late 1990s, the Squier Vista Series Super-Sonic guitar. Very little about the Pawn Shop Super-Sonic isn't highly distinctive--from its diminutive offset "reverse" body (resembling an upside-down Jazzmaster or Jaguar) and upside-down headstock to its short scale (24") and dual canted Atomic humbucking pickups (only the bridge pickup was canted on the original Squier models). Then there are the controls--neck pickup volume and bridge pickup volume only (no tone control), which are reverse-wired like the Squier original, meaning that the bridge pickup volume is the one closest to the bridge and the neck pickup volume is the one farthest from it.

Other features include a "C"-shaped maple neck with "bullet"-style truss rod, 9.5"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, three-way toggle pickup switching and dual Jazz Bass control knobs, three-ply parchment pickguard, vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge, vintage-style tuners and new Super-Sonic four-bolt neck plate.

Includes gig bag.

FEATURES
  • Diminutive offset "reverse" body
  • Upside-down headstock
  • Short scale (24")
  • Dual canted Atomic humbucking pickups
  • Neck pickup volume and bridge pickup volume only
  • "C"-shaped maple neck
  • "Bullet"-style truss rod
  • 9.5"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets
  • Three-way toggle pickup switching
  • Jazz Bass control knob
  • Three-ply parchment pickguard
  • Vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge
  • Vintage-style tuners
  • Super-Sonic four-bolt neck plate
  • Includes gig bag

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SPECIFICATIONS

Pawn Shop Super-Sonic Electric Guitar

  • Series: Pawn Shop
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Polyester
  • Neck: Maple, "C"-Shape
  • Neck Finish: Urethane
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5" (24.1cm) Radius
  • Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 24" (61cm)
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Truss Rods: Bullet Style
  • Pickups: Atomic Humbucking (Bridge and Neck)
  • Pickup Configuration: H/H
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Volume 1. (Bridge), Volume 2. (Neck) Control Knobs: Jazz Bass
  • Bridge: Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment Strings: Fender USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
  • Other Features: Downsized Reverse Jazzmaster/Jaguar Body, Reverse Headstock, White Dot Position Inlays, Canted Zebra Style Atomic Humbucking Pickups
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FenderPawn Shop Super-Sonic Electric Guitar
 
4.5

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  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (4)
    • Jamming (3)
    • Rock concerts (3)
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    5.0

    a great reissue

    By josé feliciano

    from knoxville, tn

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands

      Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Super-Sonic Electric Guitar:

      I owned a squire super sonic back in '96 and this is an excellent reissue. Fender recognized the shortcomings of the squire model and improved this fun and quirky guitar. The pickups are hotter than the original, the neck feels substantial in my hand and the 24"scale makes finger stretches easier. The first thing i noticed when i plugged it in is that this guitar is LOUD. I like that both pickups are slanted and that fender kept the squire neck plate. The only con may be that the electronics might take some getting used to. If you like oddball guitars this one comes highly recommended.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fun Tone Machine

      By ReddRockReno

      from Reno, NV

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Nothing To Write Home Abo

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Super-Sonic Electric Guitar:

      This is my latest addition to the stable. I like it's uniqueness in looks as it pops visually. The sound gives me what I want. I'm woodshedding a ZZ Top project and this baby is up for the task. All the squeaks and squeals are there in high gain mode. The straight signal is full bodied.

      The 24" scale takes a little getting used to if you're playing 25.5", but it's all good. Same with the reverse p/u switch, and reverse tuners--just takes some getting used to is all, but that's alright.

      Bottom line--If this fiddle excites you visually, then buy it. For those who don't realize it, you'd sound like you even if you were playing through Eddie Van Halen's rig rack. So get the weapon of mass destruction that calls out to your tastes and add this sweet thang to your arsenal.

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      4.0

      Nice guitar.

      By Madigan

      from Newfoundland

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Funky
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Odd Pickup Selector

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Super-Sonic Electric Guitar:

      Great funky little guitar.

      The only real pet peeve is the pickup selector.

      It's backwards on this, so up is bridge and down is neck.

      As well, the placement is poor. I found myself hitting it while strumming, changing my pickup selection.

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      This guitar is Hot!

      By Mike Stellar

      from FL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play

      Cons

      • Harsh

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Super-Sonic Electric Guitar:

      This must be the hottest guitar Fender makes. Atomic humbuckers: 15.5K (bridge and neck), and no tone controls. WOW, straight into any amp this guitar is hot-harsh-hot. If you're looking for a real edgy tone, it matches with a Super Sonic amp pretty well. If you're using a heavy fuzz or distortion, it'll take some of the edge off. It still has a lot of clarity and Fender-ish tone, and it doesn't really sound like Gibson at all.

      The Mexican quality is average, no real problems, but nothing spectacular. There's some minor runs/defects in the flake, but you can't tell from 5 feet away. The red looks the best, but I got the orange for something different (it looks really sweet in low/shadowy light).

      The neck finish is glossy, and between the short-scale and jumbo-frets it feels pretty easy. The profile is moderately-medium C-shape, a little beefier than the thin/flat modern C on an American standard, but not quiet as wide/round as a Gibson. Personally I prefer the smaller profile on Jag's and Mustangs, but this slightly fuller profile feels plenty nice, too.

      The reverse offset body is a bit awkward. It wants to be held with the neck slightly more downward. Either that, or hold it like classical guitar when sitting. It's not that bad, but it's a little different. You don't have to wonder why there aren't more guitars in this body shape. I would prefer a deeper tummy scarf and forearm contour, they seem a little shallow unlike the orignal Japanese Super-Sonics.

      After a week I just couldn't stand the harshness of the pickups, I really need a smooth tone when plugged straight into the amp, so I rewired it with a tone control - and I'm much happier with it.

      Overall I think the price is a bit high, and the tone is not as versatile as other guitars out of the box. But it's still a decent instrument, and somewhat unique. I'd recommend trying one out to see if you really like the sound, or waiting until you find one used for cheaper.

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